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Precast concrete building construction process comparison

This paper deploys value stream mapping (VSM) as a lean methodology to investigate and compare the process differences between a Canadian precast project and a Chinese precast project as a basis for improvements in reducing process waste.
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Construction materials flow investigation: delay evaluation in a sand supply chain with simulation

The construction sector is considered one of the largest resource consumers on the planet and one of the main productive sectors of the economy. This proposed model demonstrates the impacts arising from delays in the delivery of materials, leading to the stoppage of teams and...
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Agent-based modelling and simulation of construction crew performance

This paper presents an Agent-Based and Discrete-Event model that allows project controllers to simulate current or future project states within the Weekly Work Plan (WWP) of the Last Planner System (LPS) in order to orient the project activities and performance as desired.
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An approach to capture design and construction lessons learned from facility managers

The prevailing silo-way of working in the construction industry makes it difficult to incorporate valuable lessons learned from facility managers into the design stage of new projects. This is an ongoing research project which aims to develop an open-source tool that can be used by...
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Applying BIM tools in IPD project in Peru

This paper aims to demonstrate that the use of BIM tools enhances collaboration and integration into an IPD project. It starts with a literary review of the topics and then describes the proposed BIM and IPD integration framework, and finally evaluates the metrics obtained.
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BIM application in the operation and maintenance management of a sports infrastructure

The Operation and Maintenance (O&M) stage is the most expensive phase during the life cycle of a building. Therefore, it is necessary to study the interaction between Lean principles and Building Information Modeling(BIM) Functionalities in the building during O&M phase to optimize resources.
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The role of digitalized visual management to empower self-managed crews in construction projects

This theoretical study encompasses the role of digitalization in visual management (VM) applied in construction projects to increase the situational awareness (SA) of construction workers and crews.
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Using 5D models and CBA for planning the foundations and concrete structure stages of a complex office building

The use of 5D models and flowlines were found to be the best alternative, some factors that stand out are scheduling with an effective Lean Production system, synergy with Earn value reports, and automation in quantities and scheduling.
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Digital visual management tools in design management

Visual Management (VM) has the potential to increase process transparency in design and facilitate the information transfer between stakeholders. The main findings of this paper include the discussion of VM concepts in a digital design environment, as well as the analysis of existing VM tools...